Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 13, 1949 · Page 25
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 13, 1949
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Iowa Farm Operation Costs Rise Faster Than Income Jan. 1Z, 1949 Mason City Gl»be-G»$eit«, Value Same on Higher Yields Average Tenant Gets More Than Landlord Ames—A summary of records of the Iowa State college agricultural foundation farms shows 2 unusual things took place in the business of farming in 1948. Operation costs rose faster than income for the first time in 10 years. Dollar value of crops produced was about, the same as in 1947 even though crop yields were nearly double. James J. Wallace, manager of the farms, said that while 1948 yields were nearly double those of 1947, prices received in 1948 were nearly half those of the year before. Costs Rise Fast Two things were responsible for the 1948 cost rise First, the prices of things farmers buy rose, faster than the prices of things they sell. Second, the short crop of the year before pushed feed prices up. The landlord's net profit per farm averaged $3,125 in 1948 compared with $3,880 in 1947. The drop amounts to $755 or nearly 20 per cent. Higher expenses explain the reduction in the landlord's net profit, according to Wallace. Higher feed costs were the major factor because the feed was either purchased or inventoried at the beginning of 1948 when prices were still near their peak. The average net income of each tenant on 9 farms was $6,078 this past year as compared with $5,800 in 1947. Tenants on the farms consistently have made more than the landlord. Wallace explains that the landlord's expenses of taxes, depreciation, and upkeep of buildings and fences are greater than the tenant's operating expenses. Rented on Shares The foundation farms are rented on a livestock-share lease. Landlord and tenant divide the gross income equally and own the livestock equally. The landlord's farm is matched by the tenant's labor and equipment. One enterprise common to all the foundation farms is hogs. The rest of the livestock programs vary from farm to farm. Each is designed to fit the specific farm and family and each farm represents a major soil and type-of- farming area in Iowa. The farms, varying in size from 120 to 320 acres, were given to the foundation in 1938 by C. R. Musser of Muscatine. Purpose of the gift was to co-operate with Iowa State college in making a new approach to agricultural problems. The farms were selected so they would represent the major soil and type-of-farming areas in the state. ian. The foundation agreed to try to make the farms pay through proper land use and by encouraging full development of the tenant's resourcefulness. The farms represent case studies of management accomplishments under normal limitations of finance and labor. They are not model farms nor experimental farms. Farms Worth More Wallace points out that the farms are worth more now, even when figured on the 1938 price level. Crop yields have been increased and the tillable land area has been increased. He cites a 160-acre farm that had an average of 19 acres suitable for growing corn from 1939 to 1943. During the years 19441948, an average of 33 acre§ produced corn. Average yield in the first 5-year period was 29 bushels per acre compared to 49 bushels per acre from 1944 to 1948. The foundation trustees have spent no more in building up the farm's productiveness than the owner of any farm would normally spend, according to Wallace. DIRECTS INSTITUTE —P. J. Holand, program director of the llth annual Minnesota-Iowa swine institute, announces that plans are complete for the event to be held at Austin, Minn., Feb. 8. A year ago 2,300 farmers attended from 52 counties in Iowa and Minnesota, said to be the largest meeting: of its kind in the nation. MEETINGS In North Iowa LATIMER — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Adolph Klusemeier. SHEFFIELD—The Past Matrons club was to meet with Mrs. H. R. Atkinson Wednesday afternoon. IOWA FALLS—Officers of the Iowa Falls chapter, OES, and the Mason's Home lodge, AF and AM, were to be installed at a joint open installation in. the Masonic hall Wednesday evening. GARNER—The Concord township boys' 4-H club will hold its next regular meeting Monday at 8 p. m. DUMONT — Past Noble Grands will meet ,.this Friday afternoon in the home of Mrs. John Stock with Mrs. Ben Stafford and Mrs. Lawrence Toombs assisting. SWALEDALE — The quarterly meeting of the First Baptist church will be held Thursday evening at the church. GARNER •— The Boone-Magpr Homemaker's training school will be held at the home of Mrs. George Gaskill from 10:30 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. Saturday. The lesson will be "The Family Entertains." JOICE — New officers of the Ugo-Igo club include: Mrs. Homer Evans, president; Mrs. Richard Arneson, vice president; Mrs. Willis Larson, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Royden Christiansen, histor- DUMONT—The January meeting of the P. T. A. will be held next Tuesday evening. GARNER—Billy Meyers will be host to the Magor township boys' 4-H club at his home Monday at 8 p. m. DUMONT —The Reformed Ladies Aid will meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Rube Wearda. HANLONTOWN — The Luther League elected the following officers: Betty Winkleman, president; Elizabeth Trustem, vice president; Elaine Bendickson, secretary; Susan Larson, treasurer. ACKLEY—At the last meeting of St. Mary's Society the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Joe Hanig; vice president, Mrs. H. C. Barr, and secretary and treasurer, Mrs. F. J. McGreevy. Bureau Opens Member Drive Howard County Halo's Meeting, Makes Plans Cresco—One hundred twenty- five farmers attended a dinner at the Cresco Methodist church and the annual kick-off meeting of the Howard County Farm Bureau Tuesday. The meeting launched the 1949 Farm Bureau membership drive in the county. The quota of 1,093 members has been set by the board to equal the 1948 membership. Don Fairchild, chairman of the organization maintenance committee, presided over the program and introduced the speakers. Rollie Slqtten of Oelwein, regional acquisition director of the Iowa Farm Mutual Insurance company, talked on "The Need for a Farm Bureau and Highly Organized Agriculture." Faye Meade of Hampton, regional organization director of the Iowa Farm Bureau,, presented talking points to obtain Farm Bureau membership. P. N. Payne, Howard county extension director, explained the extension Farm Bureau work program fcr 1949. Chester Perry, president of the Howard County Farm Bureau, talked on the need of a bigger and better Farm Bureau organization. There was community singing led by Orville Byram, county 4-H boys' club leader. Acquisition Director Slotten was the accompanying pianist. Charles Patridge, Howard county Farm Bureau fieldman, gave final instructions to the workers ERE THERE St. Ansgar—Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kittleson went to Mason City where Mr. Kittleson consulted a doctor. Rake—Mrs. J. L. Ryg cut her thumb on her right hand on a broken dish severing 3 arteries. Alexander—Mr. and Mrs, Willard Latham had as their and announced the dates of Jan. 14-15 for check-up meetings in the drive. There will be 180 workers in the county according to Patridge who also reports 300 signed-up memberships to date. Farm Bureau dues have been raised from $10 to $15 per year in Howard county for 1949. Last Rites Held for North Iowa, Southern Minnesota Resident Stacyville—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Stolzenberg, 97, were held Wednesday at 10 a. m. at St. John's church at Johnsburg, Minn., where she for had worshipped over half a century. She was buried beside her husband in the church cemetery. Mrs. Stolzenberg died Monday night at a nursing home at Manly. She formerly was a patient in a nursing home here. guests recently, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Rathmann of Long Beach, Cal. Swaledale—Edwin Ingham, who has been visiting his mother, Mrs. Jennie Ingham, and other relatives, returned to his work in Hastings, Nebr. Popejoy — Kenneth Nolte and wife and little son arrived from Milwaukee, Wis., for a visit with Mr. Nolte's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nolte, enroute to their home at National City, Cal. Mr. Nolte serves in the navy. Alexander—Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Pals accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mennenga and daughter, Carol, of Belmond, went to Marshalltown where Mrs. Pals and Carol consulted an eye specialist. Wode'u — Richard VanHoorn suffered 2 cracked ribs in a fall on the ice at his home. Bradford—Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Willms and son have moved in their new home which they recently constructed. Goodell—Mrs. A. C. Carpenter and Mr. and Mrs. James Trees went to Roland and visited relatives, Mrs. Delia Christie and the Clifford Tracys. Bode—Richard Olson, son of Olaf Olson, has gone to Council Bluffs to visit his brother, Ernest Olson, and family. From there he will return to San Diego, Cal., to await orders for overseas duties. Richard enlisted for 3 years in the navy, and has served 15 months of that time at the San Diego base. Manly—Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Roberts left Monday for California where they will visit their son., Sgt. Major, and Mrs. Charles Roberts at San Pedro. They will visit a son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. D. B. Pearson at Perryton, Texas, on their return. Hanlontown—Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brunsvold left Wednesday for Phoenix, Ariz., to take their daughter, Mrs. Phillip Darland, to her new home there. Mr. Darland went to Phoenix about 2 weeks ago. Swaledale—Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Jendrich took their daughter, Mrs. Lawrence, and Jess, Janice Marie and Joice Margret to their home in Somers. Fopejoy •— Mrs. W. H. Parsons was called to Newton Tuesday by the death of an uncle and aunt, Chester — Mi-, and Mrs. Alvin Tillotson and girls of Douglas, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fjelstad and Winifred of Wykoff and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Schonsby of Austin, Minn., were recent guests of Mrs. Laura K. Milbrath. Alexander — James Craigmile and Darryl Darenkamp of Des Moines were recent guests at the Ben Darenkamp home. Waueoma—Miss Sylvia Roberts, guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts and family, Thursday for Farmer Near Ackley Ackley — Funeral services for -larry Sinning, 55, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial will be in the East Friesland Presbyterian cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Sinning made their home on a farm south of Ackley until some years ago when :hey purchased a farm west of town. Mr. Sinning died of a heart attack Sunday. Surviving are the widow, a. 2 weeks, departed for Washington, D. C., to resume work as a gov- daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Heitland, Ackley; 4 sons, Surles, Surviving are 3 sons, John of Stacyville, and Nick and Peter, and a daughter, ,Mrs. L. Ulvelling, all of Austin, Minn. She spent almost her entire life in the Johnsburg and Stacyville communities. In Wyoming there are only 275 settlements, 151 of which have a population of 100 or less. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Miller. Both Mr. and Mrs. Miller had been in poor health for several weeks. Alexander—Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Schulte and son, Calvin, drove to Rochester, Minn., where Calvin had a checkup. Rake — Edgar and Lawrence Matheson visited Andrew Sandvick who is ill at the home of his sister at Sheldon. ernment employe. Dumont—Mr. and Mrs. Ozro Miller of Julesburg, Colo., and Mrs. C. H. Eickenberry of Greene were recent guests in the home of Mrs. Henry Ebling. Joice — Mr. and Mrs. Amos Myhre are the parents of a girl born Jan. 5 at the Municipal hospital at Forest City. Fertile — George Humphrey of Deming, N. Mex., arrived for the funeral of his mother, Mrs. William Humphrey. Dumont—Mr. and Mrs. W. M Elliott and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ebling left Tuesday for a 3 weeks vacation trip to the west coast. Stilson — Mr. and Mrs. Lenarc Schwab and Lucile, who are vacationing in the south, have gone from Hot Springs, N. Mex., to Phoenix, Ariz., where they will remain for several weeks. Joice—Mrs. Gena Hugelin, 79, left by ambulance Sunday morning for University hospital at Iowa City for a checkup. She suffered an ej'e operation last summer. Dumont — Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Pfaltzgraff and daughter, Clellan, Mrs. Dave Lupkes, Mrs. A. W. Stock and Franzette were recent guests in the Frances Chlupach home in Mason City. Fertile — Mr. and Mrs. George Rust and children were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orin. Calhoun enroute to their home at Webster City. Lyle, Minn.—Allan Arneson of Rosholt, S. Dak., is visiting at the home of Mrs. J. O. Johnson. Wesley—L. P. Olsen has gone to Elkhorn to make his home at the Salem rest home. He has, lived for the past year with his son, G. L. Olsen, who is moving soon to San Diego, Cal. Goodell—Mrs. Laton Avery has returned home from a 2 weeks 1 visit with her sister, Mrs. Lee Milsap, at Williams. Wesley—Mrs. Ruth Latham of LeMars came for an extended visit at the Ihno Gerdes home. Corwith—Roy Stilson left for Louisiana where he will visit relatives and from there will go to Floyd and Harry, Jr., a Wilbert, brother, Henry, Steamboat Rock; and 5 sisters, Mrs. Henry Meyer, Britt; Mrs. Arend Arends, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Harry England and Mrs. Arthur Nelson, Alden, and Elizabeth Sinning, Ackley. Auxiliary to Amvets Remembers Veterans Fertile—The Amvets Auxiliary met at the home of Mrs. Norman Nye and voted to remember all the newly inducted men with gifts. Ten dollars was to be sent to the Nielson family at Clear Lake who lost their home by fire, and $5 to the General hospital at Fort nox, Ky. Mrs. Norman Nye was elected to purchase several prizes to be sent to the Knoxville hospital and ,end $3.37 to some other Veterans' tospilal. Mrs. Glea Hall reported about 15 pounds of candy was sent to ;he Knoxville hospital just before hristmas. A bake sale will be held Jan. 29. Mrs. C. E. Eikenbary will entertain the group Feb. 4. Health Doctor at ISTC Quits John Giffin Takes Position in Oregon Cedar Falls—The resignation of Doctor John S. Giffin, director of the student health service at the Iowa State Teachers college, was announced Tuesday by President Malcolm Price. Doctor Giffin, whose resignation becomes effective Jan. 17, has accepted a position as assistant director of student health service at Oregon State college, Corvallis, Ore. Doctor Donald H. Boettner practicing physician at Bellingham, Wash., has been appointee to replace Doctor Giffin. The new health director, a graduate of Northwestern university medica school in 1944, will arrive Jan. 16 to assume his duties. He has accepted the position until July 1. Maion City Su. Baptists at Cresco in Annual Meeting Cresco—At the annual business meeting of the Cresco Baptist church, reports were given and officers elected. Reports showed all indebtedness paid and all departments of the organization m a healthy condition. The Rev. L. W. Verts, pastor, was moderator of the meeting. Election of officers resulted in the choice of Earl Roberts for a 5 year terift as deacon; Reuben Bergfalk, trustee for 5 years; Wayne Solomon and Roger Wentworth, junior deacons for one year; Mrs. Reed Miles and Mrs. Mira Platt, deaconesses for one year; William Forry, treasurer; Mrs. Lynn KeUow, clerk; Mrs. Wayne Solomon, pianist; Miss Karen Bergfalk, organist; Mrs. H. G. Addie, chorister. Hard water scale inside a teakettle usually can be removed by boiling in the kettle about a cup of vinegar with three cups of water, which dissolves the scale. Texas where he plans to stay for a couple of months. Alexander—Recent guests at the Mrs. Reka Schulte home were Mr and Mrs. Lester Bill Peters of Wilder, Idaho, and Mr. and Mrs Jelto Beenken of Belmond. Chester — Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baldwin and Jay were recen guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Alberts in Waterloo. WHAT BECAME OF THE BLACK BAG WITH ONE MILLION DOLLARS? /CROBAT AcrobatShoesare three ways better for growing feet. Know thcss features and look for them in. your child's shoes. ROOMY TOE ... for freedom of action RIGID ARCH . = . *o hold th« fool firm FLEXIBLE SOLES ... so muscles develop naturally And gay little styles that young^ sterslove—that make them proud to say, "Look at iny new shoesl'21 Shoes for Boys and Girl$I WHERE THE Cj&OO, O>/U>€<1 COME FROM VETERAN HONORED St. Ansgar—Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Thorson entertained at a family gathering in honor of Leigh Thorson of Grand Rapids, Minn., who has spent 4i years in service and will soon re-enlist for overseas service. Sure gives you a start. ^^ m e Only 34 states give women the right to serve on juries. Former Clarion Man Dies at Eagle Grove Clarion—P. R. Peterson, 76, former resident of Clarion, who died at Eagle Grove Friday after a long illness, was buried here Monday. Mr. Peterson formerly farmed in Badger township and once oper-- ated an oil business in Fort Dodge. His wife died in 1943 and the following year Mr. Peterson suffered a stroke from which he never recovered. Survivors include 4 sons, B. R. Peterson of'Waterloo, M. L. Peterson of Fort Dodge, I. R. Peterson of Escanaba, Mich., and Leo Peterson of Eagle Grove; 3 daughters, Mrs. L. E. Day of Clarion, Mrs. E. H. Stickler of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. J. A. Lofshut of Omaha, Nebr.; 2 sisters, Mrs. S. T. Thompson and Mrs. A. E. Houge, both of Fort Dodge; and 3 brothers, R. R. Peterson of Springville, N. Y., G. R. Peterson of Callender, and A. G. Peterson of Omaha, Nebr., 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 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